CPR Program Outcomes 2013

CPR Program Outcomes 2013

The Community Partners Reinvestment (CPR) Program helps young men, 18 to 24 years old, get back on track after incarceration. The results are safer communities, productive citizens and significant money saved in re-arrest, jail, prison, and supervision costs.  Read more about CPR.

CPR Works 

Portland State University conducted an 5-year evaluation of CPR from 2005 to 2010. Outcomes show that CPR is effective in helping young men transition back into their communities successfully:  

75.2%, of CPR’s high risk offenders were NOT reconvicted of a felony three years after release. This compares to a 50 percent recidism rate for men in this age group in Multnomah County

61.8% of CPR participants were either employed or attending school at 6 months following program graduation 
There was a statistically significant reduction in the severity of addiction, mental health symptoms and risk to re-offend at a 6 month follow-up (ASI, BASIS 32 and LS/CMI)



On the Oregon Department of Correction's Correctional Program Checklist, CPR scored among the top 6% of programs nationally. (Nov. 2010)

CPR Saves Money
Only 32.1% of CPR participants who were 3 years post-release recidivated (PSU, 2010). This resulted in an estimated cost savings of more than $1.35 million for this cohort of 58 young men. 

This savings is based on a median $4,600 cost for each CPR participant (Current average annual cost per participant: April 2012 through March 2013)

Compare this to the average cost of re-incarceration - more than $200,000 per individual -- including re-arrest, booking, prosecution, courts, lawyers, victims, child services, and local jails, as calculated by Max Williams, former Director of Oregon Department of Corrections.

– and CPR has achieved similar outcomes with over 370 individuals since 2005.


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View 2009 CPR Outcomes here

View 2008 CPR Outcomes here